Introduction Capital Announces Executive Sponsors for its Forum

TORONTO - Introduction Capital announced today that BMO
Capital Markets and Sprott Asset Management have signed on as the executive
sponsors for its third annual forum for sophisticated global investors who
are interested in the Canadian hedge fund market entitled "Canadian Hedge
Fund Managers Speak with Investors".

"We are very pleased to have such great support from the Canadian Hedge fund
community," said Karen Azlen, CEO, Introduction Capital Inc.

The forum will provide investors with direct access to 17 of Canada's most
prominent hedge fund managers who each will present an overview of their
firm, fund strategy, risk management approach and market outlook to an
audience of fund of funds, family offices, institutions and high net worth
individuals from around the world. The forum will be held on September 25th,
2008 at the St. Andrew's Club & Conference Centre in Toronto, Ontario,

About BMO Capital Markets:

BMO Capital Markets is a leading full-service North American financial
services provider, with over 2,400 employees operating in 14 North American
offices and 26 worldwide, offering corporate, institutional and government
clients access to a complete range of investment and corporate banking
products and services. BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial
Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), one of the largest diversified financial services
providers in North America with more than US$377 billion total assets and
more than 37,000 employees as at April 30, 2008.

BMO Capital Markets is a recognized leader in Canadian Prime Brokerage
Services. They were the first full service Prime Broker in Canada and have
maintained their leadership position since the early 1990s. They provide an
extensive range of products and services to hedge funds in Canada and the
United States, including Clearing & Custody, Securities Lending, Financing,
Reporting, Research and Trade Execution.

BMO Capital Markets also provides a number of value-added solutions to hedge
funds and structured product managers. Equity derivative strategies are
available to add leverage, facilitate alpha transport structures and improve
efficiency of after-tax returns at the fund level and/or the end investor
level. A full range of FX, interest rate and credit derivatives are offered
to add flexibility and hedging capabilities for portfolio managers. They
provide these solutions for North American and international funds and

About Sprott Asset Management:

Founded in August 2000, Sprott Asset Management Inc. (SAM) a wholly owned
subsidiary of Sprott Inc., is a fund company dedicated to achieving superior
returns for its investors over time. SAM is registered with the Investment
Industry Regulatory Organization (IIROC) of Canada as an investment dealer,
equities and managed accounts and is also a member of the Canadian Investor
Protection Fund (CIPF). SAM has a history of offering investment management
services to corporations, institutions and high net worth individuals for
over 27 years under the umbrella of Sprott Securities Inc., prior to its
permanent separation into an asset management company. Currently, SAM
manages various long/short equity strategies, mutual funds and managed

With the input from its investment professionals, the decision making
process at SAM encompasses a rigorous set of standards. Its team of
portfolio managers, together with the support of its research team, consider
themselves "investment opportunists", committed to seeking out the "best
ideas" for its investors. Taking a consistent, disciplined approach to
investing, based on sound fundamental analysis and independent research, the
investment team at SAM carefully explores, analyzes and selects what they
consider to be a portfolio of the "best ideas" that equity markets have to

SAM Funds are guided by an investment discipline focused on balancing risk
to achieve outstanding returns. Accordingly, they have a "defensive" style
where even though they have the ability to use leverage in its Funds, they
typically choose not to do so other than short sales in certain SAM Funds
within specified limits. Its primary objective is to achieve long-term
capital appreciation by investing in equities with superior risk/reward
characteristics and by capitalizing on undervalued investment opportunities.
SAM strives for exceptional performance and returns rather than attempt to
mirror or follow the market indices.

About Introduction Capital:

Introduction Capital is a boutique firm that brokers strategic business
relationships between sophisticated global investors and Canadian hedge fund
managers. The firm tracks over 100 hedge funds in Canada and offers global
investors the perfect place to "start" their Canadian manager search.
Introduction Capital encourages offshore investors to visit Canada by
creating full manager meeting itineraries on their behalf. Over $150 million
in investor capital has been introduced to Canadian hedge fund managers
through Introduction Capital since it was founded in 2004 by Karen Azlen.
Introduction Capital is a member of the Canadian Chapter of AIMA and is
registered with the Ontario Securities Commission as a Limited Market

Attendance to the forum is by invitation only with limited seating. For
inquiries, information on attending or interview requests please contact
Karen Azlen, CEO, Introduction Capital Inc. at 416-849-1927 or Please visit our website at

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